Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
that americans are too educated to do. >> susie: so what does this mean for your, the group that you represent, there are many small businesses. they hire a lot of less skills immigrants. is this going to help or hurt them. is it going to create more competition for those small businesses? >> no, those, the employers i represent desperately want a legal way to hire low-skilled workers. they're running restaurants. they're running food processing operations, they're running hotels and they face a choice right now. they hire workers and they run them through the system but they're never sure if those cards are accurate or not. whether the system is really accurate. they want ways to hire legal immigrants so that they're not putting their businesses at riskment and ideally this will offer that, both by legalizing people already here but also creating a line for workers to come in in the future, a pipeline for legal, low skilled workers to enter the country. >> how do they feel about this framework, a lot of new rules will come into play here, employee verification papers, things like that. what,
Jan 21, 2013 4:30pm PST
america. others point to our inferior infrastructure and sub-par public education. but adam segal, author of "advantage," says the big problem is others are gaining ground. >> we have been kind of running in place for the last three or four years because of the recession, spending on r&d, and big ideas seem to be fairly scarce while china just continues to funnel more and more money into it. >> reporter: still many argue the u.s. will always be extremely competitive because we are t most innovative country in the world. what better place to witness innovation at work than at i.b.m. in westchester county, new york. this is the home of watson, big blue's super computer. watson was clever enough to beat "jeopardy" champions at their own game just a few years ago. now, i.b.m. researchers are working on new uses for the brainiac computer, particularly in the field of medicine. bernie meyerson calls himself i.b.m.'s head geek. he says innovation is critical for companies and societies to survive and thrive. and yes, there is a magic ingredient. >> continuity. in the down cycles of the economy,
Jan 23, 2013 4:30pm PST
education". that's tomorrow, thursday at 3 pm eastern. susie, we're really looking forward to chatting it up with alisa tomorrow, she's also our kids & cash commentator tomorrow night. that's "nightly business report" for wednesday, january 23. have a great evening, you too susie. >> susie: goodnight tom, thanks for watching everyone. join us online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page at bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt.
Jan 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
need more investnt i human beings, that's education and so on. you need more investment in physical plant and equipment. and you need to promote technology. >> we're doing all those things, so you know we're not exactly getting a on any of them so it would be nice if we could get a on all of them and then we could do better. but i think it's unrealistic to think that growth is going to do the whole job. >> what about the federal reserve. it has its first meeting this year next week. is there anything more than the fed can do besides keeping interest rates supeow? >> not that mh. the fed is more or less restricted to working on interest rates and things that are related, closely related to interest rates. i think really if we're going to get a big push to growth, it's got to come from the government. and believe it or not, i would add have kate another stimulus package. not as big as the of the lamented ones but another one, followed of course, coupled with deficit reduction. you don't want to let the budget just blow up >> susie: here's the latest on the boeing 787. the investigatio
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
-up hashtag "financial education". that's tomorrow, thursday at 3 pm eastern. susie, we're really looking forward to chatting it up with alisa tomorrow, she's also our kids & cash commentator tomorrow night. that's "nightly business report" for wednesday, january 23. have a great evening, you too susie. >> susie: goodnight tom, thanks for watching everyone. join us online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page at bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt. >>> tonight on quest -- black holes are some of the most mysterious and alluring objects in the cosmos, but scientists have only found a tiny fraction of the billions that are believed to be out there. until now, that is. and -- about 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. sadly, much of that will end up in the ocean within a massive area dubbed the pacific garbage patch.
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's working and what's not. >> we seem to think that education's a thing, like a vaccine that can be designed from afar and simply injected into our children. >> the embattled oakland police department brings on an expensive consultant, but his tough tactics are generating controversy. >> i vote against this contract tonight is not about not being serious about crime. >> apple stock takes a plunge. it's something taking a bite out of innovation at the silicon valley giant. >>> plus. i'm here at the new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up.